April 4, 2013

In March, more than 80 architecture, engineering and construction professionals attended a construction technologies demonstration at the most recent Sacramento BIM Network event held at DPR’s office. Founded last year by DPR's Kaushal Diwan, the Sacramento BIM Network brings together local professionals across disciplines to share information about Building Information Modeling (BIM) and the latest technologies used in virtual design and construction. 

Guests learned about innovative technology using Augmented Reality (AR), showing how an integrated model can merge with an actual camera view. Other interactive booths set up throughout the office included:

  • Trimble technology and laser scanning as utilized in the scan of existing facilities
  • How DPR’s Self-Perform Work group used Tekla software on the Alta Bates patient tower project
  • How tradesmen use BIM kiosks and mobile tablet PCs in the field to access the latest drawings and models
  • Our current efforts revolving around model-based costing and BIM aptitude training

Representatives from our Consulting group and ourPlan were also present. ourPlan is the visual planning program designed specifically for lean construction projects; it's a web application that manages short interval schedules and is compatible with the Last Planner System™.

See you at the next BIM Network event!

Photos courtesy of Kaushal Diwan